On Fri, 28 Dec 2007 23:25:34 -0500, Gary wrote:
> With my new Vista system, I can no longer read my hotmail email via Windows
> Mail as I did with Outlook Express on my old system. When I now read my
> hotmail via the web at hotmail.com, it indicates I am using the classic
> version of Windows Live Hotmail. The site indicates that if I have a fast
> internet connection, I should try the full version of Windows Live Hotmail.
> I only have dialup service, so I have not tried it.
> 1. Is Windows Live Mail a completely different product than the full
> version of Windows Live Hotmail? Or is the Hotmail version just a subset
> for to provide webmail?
Windows Live Mail is a stand alone, desktop email client. Similar to any
other such client (MS Outlook, MS Outlook Express, Pegasus Mail, etc.)
Windows Live Hotmail is a web mail application. It runs on a remote server,
and it is accessed through a web browser.
The two are as alike as a loaf of bread is like a rock.
> 2. Should I even attempt running Windows Live Mail with a dialup
You have Windows Vista, and it comes with Windows Mail. What sets Windows
Mail apart from Windows Live Mail is the lack of access to Windows Live
Hotmail. With Windows Live Mail, you would be downloading your email from
the Windows Live Hotmail account in the same manner as MS Outlook Express
> Thanks for any clarification and I hope my questions are not too confusing.
The questions were nowhere near as confusing as some of the answers. E.g.,
Windows Live Hotmail does not "run on a browser", it runs on a server which
is accessed by a browser. Or a mail client with web mail capability, such as
MS Outlook Express, or Windows Live Mail.
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